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Aetna House hotel Owney tag

Description:

Owney received this hotel key check tag from the Aetna House hotel in Danville, Illinois. The four story Aetna House was known at the time as one of the town’s finest hotels. The town was served by a number of railway lines, including the Chicago & Northwest; Mobile & Chicago; Louisville & Nashville; Chicago & Eastern Illinois; Chicago & Alton; Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul; and the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis lines.

Date:
1888-1897
Markings:
literal: AETNA HOUSE / DANVILLE ILL. / COAT / 5 / 1
Medium:
metal (brass)
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 5/8 in. (4.13 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.228
Place:
Illinois
  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
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